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Accounting and Finance Department Research Seminar

When: Friday, November 18, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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Description: The Accounting and Finance Department announces the following research seminar.
Speaker: Associate Professor. Kean Wu (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Title: Startups' Social Network Configurations and Performance: Evidence from Social Media Analysis
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Time: 10:00-11:15 AM
Location: via Zoom Meeting
Abstract: This study examines the effects of network configurations of startup companies. Based on Twitter connections, we then construct two networks: a) a cohort network comprising of only startups, and b) a global network comprising of all of startups' connections on Twitter. We find that a startup with higher centrality in the cohort network has favorable outcomes, including lower likelihood of bankruptcy, longer survival, and higher likelihood of receiving funding and larger and more fund, while the centrality in the global network has adverse effects. In addition, we find that more outgoing (incoming) Twitter connections lead to positive (negative) outcomes.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Hongkang Xu at
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Topical Areas: Faculty, Academic Affairs, Accounting and Finance, _Charlton College of Business